Latest articles on Auschwitz

Poland to amend controversial Holocaust law

The amendment is designed to remove fines or criminal penalties for anyone found guilty of ascribing Nazi crimes to the Polish state

Germany’s Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

For decades after the war, the German government showed little haste to track down many of those involved in the organised mass murder

The intolerable loss of dignity

Obliterating being human is beyond our comprehension and so we invoke evil and dignity – but the wound is indelible

Poland’s president signs controversial Holocaust bill into law

The law sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who describes Nazi German death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau as being Polish

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’, 96, fit to serve jail term: German court

Oskar Gröning was found guilty in July 2015 of being an accessory to the murders of 300 000 people at the Nazi death camp.

Letters to the editor: May 29 to June 5 2015

Readers write in about contraceptives, Holocaust education and the danger of essentialising.

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ goes on trial in Germany

Former Nazi officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" went on trial in Germany, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors relatives at the court.

The living march, lest we forget

After escaping the Nazis in Poland, it took Irene Klass 70 years to return to the ghetto and her home. This is her story.

Remembering Auschwitz 70 years on

Survivors return to Auschwitz on the 70th anniversary after victims were set free as leaders sound alarm.

Dutch Nazi fugitive dies at 90

Nazi war criminal, Klaas Carel Faber, who escaped from a Dutch jail and lived as a fugitive in Germany for 60 years has died at the age of 90.

Netanyahu’s war talk ups the ante in Iranian standoff

An uncompromising speech in the US by Israel's prime minister has persuaded the public back home that war with Iran is possible, perhaps even likely.

Musical ‘masterpiece’ captures horror of Auschwitz

Opera composed by a Polish Jew and based on a survivor's novel makes its British debut.

In the name of the mother: Ashes go to Treblinka

A Polish expatriate's last wish is to be buried at the site of her Jewish family's death place: A death camp called Treblinka.

Israel outraged over Auschwitz theft

Israel on Friday condemned as a "declaration of war" the theft of the "Arbeit macht frei" sign from the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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